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The following are informational resources on naming rights.
This page from the Virginia Department of Transportation website describes how bridges, highways and interchanges are named in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
This page from the Metro Magazine website provides summaries of and links to articles on naming rights initiatives embarked upon by transit agencies across the United States.
This article explores issues related to private sponsorship of public events, parks, and other locations. It suggests that while there may be potential negative consequences from such sponsorships, governments should consider them as a way to raise needed revenue.
LA Metro's policy on property naming was updated in 2016 to include a policy on corporate sponsorship.
This article explores the issues of naming rights and free speech.
This webpage describes Missouri DOT's Sponsor-A-Highway program, through which groups, organizations and businesses can "sponsor" a highway by paying a private company to clean up litter and complete other activities on their behalf.
This article highlights three important issues in stadium naming rights deals: category exclusivity (which companies within the sponsor's industry can sell or advertise goods and services at the stadium), operations (sponsor control over the hiring and management of ticket takers, security guards, maintenance staff, etc.), and length (duration and renewal options of the naming rights deal).